The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) entered Week 8 riding a two-game winning streak, trailing Atlanta by just a half game in the NFC South. The Buccaneers were unable to capitalize, losing 30-24 in overtime to the Raiders at home.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off their 2016 campaign with a Week 1 victory over the Falcons, but things have certainly taken a turn for the worse for first-year head coach Dirk Koetter, as his team has now dropped two games in a row.
Things haven’t been great for the newly re-minted Los Angeles Rams in a long, long while — but a small silver lining for LA’s prodigal team is their recent domination of this week’s opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Rams have beaten the Bucs in each of the past four seasons.
Lavonte David, 26, has worked hard to get where he is today. A two-star recruit from Miami’s mythical national championship-winning Northwestern High School, David went to Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College — where he lost to Cam Newton in the NJCAA national title game — before becoming a two-time All-American at Nebraska and second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last season, David earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and a five-year, $50.25-million contract extension. We caught up with the outside linebacker to talk fitness and, of course, football.